The reason for the “Dissonance” nickname for Mozart’s String Quartet #19 is apparent from its opening notes, an unusually dark atmosphere with the higher strings searching for direction guided only by a heartbeat from the cello. Until, a couple minutes in, the light suddenly shines and the music finds its way. Then it's a lighthearted journey toward one of Mozart’s most famous and tuneful quartet finales. Hear the entire journey of Mozart's String Quartet #19 at 2:00pm today.
December 22, 2021